Columnist Marc A. Thiessen, one of the few bright spots in a Washington Post filled with leftist garbage, wrote a fantastic piece this week outlining why the Trump/Russia charges are bunk…but if you want to find a 2016 candidate who colluded with the Kremlin, you don’t have to look too far. Beginning his piece by admitting that the Trump campaign made a huge mistake by agreeing to meet with Russian representatives at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016, he noted that nothing ever came of that meeting as far as we have evidence to prove. Furthermore, it was the Russians who reached out to meet with Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr.
“By contrast,” he wrote, “the Clinton campaign proactively sought dirt on Trump from Russian government sources. They did it through cutouts. In April 2016, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias retained opposition research firm Fusion GPS to compile incriminating information on Trump. Fusion GPS in turn hired Christopher Steele, a former British MI6 operative with sources among Russian government officials. The result was the salacious dossier, whose sources included ‘a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure’ and ‘a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.’ Steele’s work was paid for by Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. That means a paid agent of the Clinton campaign approached Russian officials for damaging material on Trump.”
Whatever the Trump campaign was or wasn’t guilty of when it comes to soliciting foreign help during the campaign, the Clinton campaign is guilty times 2. Not only did they pay Fusion GPS representatives to go digging around Moscow for dirt on their political opponent, they went to great lengths to put several layers of plausible deniability between the campaign and the dossier. They went through the DNC, who went through law firm Perkins Coie, who went through Fusion GPS, who went through ex-British spy Christopher Steele. They did NOT want this being traced back to them. Wonder why?
“Clinton claims she did not know about Steele’s work,” Thiessen continued. “It doesn’t matter. Imagine if Cohen, or another lawyer paid by the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee, had hired a former British spy with campaign money to collect dirt on Clinton from Russian intelligence and foreign ministry officials. Do you think that everyone in Washington would be saying: ‘There’s no evidence Trump knew, so no big deal — nothing to see here’? Of course not.”
The fact that this is not pointed out every single time Trump’s so-called “collusion” is mentioned in the media is just more evidence of the bias dripping from every mainstream political story.